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Headword: *)/estican
Adler number: epsilon,3225
Translated headword: they tattooed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they made a mark on the forehead.
Greek Original:
*)/estican: tw=| metw/pw| u(pe/grayan.
The headword -- aorist indicative active, third person plural, of sti/zw (cf. sigma 1107) -- occurs in the sense indicated in a well-known passage of Herodotus, 7.233.2: web address 1), quoted in Plutarch's On the Malignity of Herodotus 866F, so it might be extracted from there. Alternatively, from some account of a notorious (but possibly apocryphal) tattooing incident which the Suda also discusses at sigma 75, sigma 77 (q.v. for further references) and tau 142.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 27 January 2008@07:59:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; typo) on 27 January 2008@11:47:55.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 1 November 2012@06:18:02.
Catharine Roth (supplied link) on 1 January 2018@23:23:09.
Catharine Roth (supplied link) on 1 January 2018@23:30:51.


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